Bleak late January weather making you feel a little blue? It can be nigh on impossible to drag yourself out of the house at this time of year, so we've compiled a list of the best new pop-up restaurants London has to offer this month and into March to tempt you out from under your duvet. From 70s cocktails and craft beers to Caribbean flavours and pizza on a bus (!), we've eaten our way around the capital to bring you the latest word in pop-up dining, London-style.
From Monday 16th February onwards, one of our favourite Caribbean traders in London will be taking over the Market House pub in Brixton on evenings and weekends to serve jerk-ified (yes, we made up that word) chicken, pork, fish and Sunday roasts to hungry locals. It may be raining outside, but it's summer in Jamaica here!
Address: 443 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LN
Phone: 020 7095 9443
Carousel have been spoiling us with their Carousel Presents...guest chef series this year, and next up is the talented Daniela Di Grazia from La Cruz in San Felice Sercio. Specialising in regional home cooking and fresh seafood, she's bringing a taste of Italy to London with artichoke fritti, steamed mussels and espresso tiramisu.
Address: 71 Blandford Street, London W1U 8AB
Phone: 020 7487 5564
Eating pizza on a bus normally conjures images of a drunken night bus home as opposed to a cool new pop-up restaurant, but hear us out. The Crust Conductor have gotten hold of a retro double-decker bus, filled it with seats, tables and a wood fire oven, and parked it up in Peckham. They'll be serving delicious thin crispy pizzas and local craft beers to visitors, while also providing live music from resident DJs on the weekend. Makes your normal commute look a bit boring doesn't it?
Address: Brick Brewery Arch 209, Blenheim Grove London, SE15 4QL
For just four short months, a collaboration between Chateau Marmont and chef Sam Hodges will be popping up on Beehive Place in Brixton with the intention of showcasing new independent producers with a 5 course seasonal menu. The menu changes once a week and will only be served twice, so book yourself in sooner rather than later.
Address: 11 Beehive Place, Brixton, London SW9 7QR
Phone: 020 7206 2376
Christabel's Cocktail Bar are bringing back the Swinging Seventies for London Fashion week with a 70s Disco Drinks bar at a secret location in N1. Along with retro tunes, guests can enjoy appropriately named cocktails such as the Elvis, the Zinger and the Disco Diva, as well as nibbles of fig, Stilton and pomegranate croustades.
Address: Secret location in N1
The Bottle Shop
Fans of craft beers and local breweries, this is one for you - The Bottle Shop are bringing a selection of the world's best beers to the Love and Scandal coffee shop for a pop-up bar, with four taps of craft beer and a rotating selection. What are you waiting for? 'Hop' along there and try them out! (sorry...).
Popular street food market KERB have found themselves a new home for the winter, in the form of an old mirror factory in Hackney Wick. A selection of traders will be in attendance including BBQ Labs, Bleeker St Burgers and Fundi pizza, along with a brass band and various bars. We're planning to hole up in here with a pizza and an Aperol spritz until summer comes.
Address: 105 Monier Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2PS
The duo behind runaway success Dead Dolls Club in East London have found themselves a new home in Islington, and it's not to be missed. Setting up shop in the Victorian townhouse which used to hold House of Wolf, Dolls Club Islington has three floors of debaucherous cocktail fun, a members-only ballroom in the attic, a tasty food menu and a license until 4am.
Address: 181 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
Phone: 020 7288 1470
Hot on the heels of the trendy Cereal Killer Cafe is the new Porridge Cafe, bringing hot breakfasts to the hipsters of East London from March 2nd. Not content with just making oat-based morning meals, they'll also be serving up different grains and risottos with a range of sweet and savoury flavours. If you've ever fancied trying bacon porridge, now is your chance!
Address: 70 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NA
Another great Caribbean street food vendor is launching a residency at the Star of Bethnal Green this month until the end of May, and despite the name we're pretty sure that these white men CAN jerk, if the jerk pork rolls, salt fish fritters and Red Stripe chicken wings are anything to go by. They've got DJs playing funk, soul and disco on the weekends too, so you can make a night of it.
Address: 359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG
Phone: 020 7458 4480